March 18-22

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


March 23, 2019 Briefings By

We publish our weekly roundup of gear news for you to enjoy over the weekend. Savor it with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the existential panic of Sunday night — it’s up to you. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.

Monday, March 18

The Swiss Army Knife Doesn’t Get Flashier Than This
The Swiss Army Knife Doesn’t Get Flashier Than This

Victorinox released a limited-edition collection of Swiss Army knives that look noticably different from its classic red.

This Sleek Military Chronograph Watch Just Got Stealthier
This Sleek Military Chronograph Watch Just Got Stealthier

The Hemel HFT20 Night Ops uses a mecaquartz movement to offer a Type 20-style military chronograph watch at an affordable price.

Goldwin’s Spring Line Is Perfect for the Rainy Season
Goldwin’s Spring Line Is Perfect for the Rainy Season

Goldwin's spring line has everything you need to stay dry in case you get caught in the rain.

These Vintage-Inspired Military Watches Get New Beige Dials
These Vintage-Inspired Military Watches Get New Beige Dials

Bell & Ross updates its BR V watch line with military beige dials on stainless steel bracelets or elastic straps.

Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New iPads, Now Available
Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New iPads, Now Available

The iPad Air and iPad mini are decked out with Retina displays, A12 Bionic processors and Apple Pencil support.

This New Polo Fits Like Your Favorite T-Shirt
This New Polo Fits Like Your Favorite T-Shirt

Made from soft Supima cotton.

Independent Watchmaking That Grew Out of a Hobby
Independent Watchmaking That Grew Out of a Hobby

Mike Stanton built The Stanton Watch Co. independent watchmaking brand out of a passion for mechanical movements and precision.


Tuesday, March 19

These Rough-Out Boots Will Take a Beating
These Rough-Out Boots Will Take a Beating

A collaboration with Portland-based Ship John.

Want a Chef’s Knife from One of the Country’s Best Makers? Consider This Instead
Want a Chef’s Knife from One of the Country’s Best Makers? Consider This Instead

Artisan Revere's new chef's knife is a lot like some of the most sought-after knives you can buy, but it's a whole lot cheaper — and maybe even better.

Apple’s New iMacs Are Twice as Powerful as Before. Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Apple’s New iMacs Are Twice as Powerful as Before. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Apple is shrinking the gap between its entry-level iMacs and super high-end iMac Pros.

Cadillac Unveils the Follow-Up to Its Greatest Modern Sedan
Cadillac Unveils the Follow-Up to Its Greatest Modern Sedan

Cadillac unveiled the 2020 CT5 sedan ahead of this year's New York International Auto Show and it now has the monumental task of replacing both the CTS and ATS sedans and taking on BMW and...

The Popular Nike Free Line is Back — and More Modern than Ever
The Popular Nike Free Line is Back — and More Modern than Ever

The Nike Free line gets a redesign, but they're still minimalist and lightweight, so it feels like you're barefoot.

One of Our Favorite Casemakers Just Did its First Shoe Ever
One of Our Favorite Casemakers Just Did its First Shoe Ever

An office favorite teams up with a top tier shoemaker out of L.A. for a unique collaboration.

Why Now’s a Great Time to Replace Your Motorcycle Helmet
Why Now’s a Great Time to Replace Your Motorcycle Helmet

If you bring your old helmet to any participating AGV retail partner, they'll take it off your hands and give you a coupon for 20% off any new AGV helmet.

Bentley Slows Down the Continental GT But Makes it Better
Bentley Slows Down the Continental GT But Makes it Better

The new Bentley Continental GT V8 may not have the bragging right of the 200 mph crowd, but it’s still no slouch.


Wednesday, March 20

Zodiac Has Brought Back its Beloved, Affordable GMT Watch
Zodiac Has Brought Back its Beloved, Affordable GMT Watch

Zodiac is continuing its tradition of recreating classics by bringing back the Aerospace GMT, an affordable dual-time watch.

Your Brain Should Thank Trek for Its New Bike Helmets
Your Brain Should Thank Trek for Its New Bike Helmets

Trek's newest innovation is a helmet technology called WaveCel that's designed to reduce the likelihood of concussions by 48 times.

The Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batman’ Is Back in Steel & Better Than Ever
The Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batman’ Is Back in Steel & Better Than Ever

The Rolex GMT-Master II will excite fans with its black and blue "Batman" bezel, steel case, and Jubilee bracelet.

Shop Protein Powders and Multivitamins at Brandless for Less
Shop Protein Powders and Multivitamins at Brandless for Less

Brandless launches superfoods and powders, essential oils and non-GMO supplements all designed to help you get closer to your goals one day at a time.

There Is No Substitute for an Old Land Rover Defender, and This Example Is Just the Right Amount of Classic
There Is No Substitute for an Old Land Rover Defender, and This Example Is Just the Right Amount of Classic

It's safe to say the new Defender will be a far cry from the Defenders of yesteryear. There's an easy solution, however. Just get this 1991 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 instead.

The New Limited Edition Oris Diver Makes a Serious Statement
The New Limited Edition Oris Diver Makes a Serious Statement

A striking watch that manages to stand out on the wrist without sacrificing functionality.

These Rugged Boots Are Made in Colorado
These Rugged Boots Are Made in Colorado

An exclusive collaboration with Oakland retailer Standard and Strange.

Mr P.’s Spring Drop Has Every Jacket You Need Right Now
Mr P.’s Spring Drop Has Every Jacket You Need Right Now

Weather the season in style.

Apple’s New AirPods Are Better in So Many Ways
Apple’s New AirPods Are Better in So Many Ways

The new AirPods come with a number of welcome improvements, including faster pairing speeds, more talk time and improved microphone clarity on calls. They can also wirelessly charge.

Monta’s New GMT Combines the Best of its Different Watches
Monta’s New GMT Combines the Best of its Different Watches

With the new Atlas GMT watch, Monta once again offers a ton of value in the form of a useful complication in a solid, refined package.

One of Patek Philippe’s Most Striking Watches Gets an Update In Rose Gold
One of Patek Philippe’s Most Striking Watches Gets an Update In Rose Gold

The annual calendar regulator reference 5235 is an unusual watch for Patek Philippe, now done up with a two-tone dial and rose gold case.


Thursday, March 21

Zenith Revives Its Original El Primero A386 Watch from 1969
Zenith Revives Its Original El Primero A386 Watch from 1969

Zenith celebrates 50 years of its El Primero chronograph with the A386 Revival, which is incredibly faithful to the original.

This Work of Art Just So Happens to be a Coffee Table Too
This Work of Art Just So Happens to be a Coffee Table Too

Discommon adds yet another impressive installment to its Automotive Icon Table Series with the Aston Martin Valkyrie "Wake" table.

This Steel Weekly Calendar Watch Is Highly Unusual for Patek Philippe
This Steel Weekly Calendar Watch Is Highly Unusual for Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe's new Calatrava Weekly Calendar watch is the brand's first non-limited modern steel timepiece.

New Gear from Dyson: Lights That Help You Sleep, a Super-Charged Vacuum and More
New Gear from Dyson: Lights That Help You Sleep, a Super-Charged Vacuum and More

The British homeware stalwart continues the pursuit to build the perfect vacuum.

J.Crew and Barbour Teamed Up to Make the Perfect Spring Jacket
J.Crew and Barbour Teamed Up to Make the Perfect Spring Jacket

Barbour's new collaboration with J.Crew applies classic green waxed cotton to J.Crew's timeless barn coat silhouette.

Tudor’s Vintage-Style Chronograph Gets Updated in Two-Tone Glory
Tudor’s Vintage-Style Chronograph Gets Updated in Two-Tone Glory

Tudor releases a two-tone version of its Black Bay Chrono watch for Baselworld 2019, and it's more retro-classy than ever.

Rapha’s First In-House Bike Shoes Look Amazing
Rapha’s First In-House Bike Shoes Look Amazing

Rapha's first all in-house cycling shoes, the Classic and the Explore, focus on what matters most: comfort.

Amazon’s Cheapest Kindle Finally Has a Front Light
Amazon’s Cheapest Kindle Finally Has a Front Light

One more good reason to read a ton of books in 2019.

Terrible at Golf? This Garmin Watch Can Change That
Terrible at Golf? This Garmin Watch Can Change That

Garmin's newest smart golf watch is lightweight and good-looking, plus it'll help you hit those birdies -- or possibly an eagle.

This Pilots Watch Is Inspired by the Iconic MA-1 Flight Jacket
This Pilots Watch Is Inspired by the Iconic MA-1 Flight Jacket

In instantly recognizable green and orange, the new Bell & Ross BR92-03 MA-1 pilots watch is a tribute to a military jacket icon.

You’ve Probably Never Heard of This Adventure Bike, But You’ll Want It All the Same
You’ve Probably Never Heard of This Adventure Bike, But You’ll Want It All the Same

If you need further proof of the rise in popularity middleweight and lightweight adventure bikes, feast your eyes on the AJP PR7 Rally.

Rolex’s Yacht-Master Is 2mm Bigger and It’s a Big Difference
Rolex’s Yacht-Master Is 2mm Bigger and It’s a Big Difference

Introducing the Yacht-Master 42, upsized for a bolder wrist presence and in white gold for Baselworld 2019.

Everlane May Have Just Rolled Out the Perfect Spring Layer
Everlane May Have Just Rolled Out the Perfect Spring Layer

Everlane rolls out a pitch-perfect layer built to be worn on crisp spring days and cool summer evenings

Seiko Unleashes a New Line of Hardcore Prospex Watches
Seiko Unleashes a New Line of Hardcore Prospex Watches

Seiko's new Prospex LX line features titanium cases, Spring Drive movements, and tough sport watch specs in its Land, Sea, & Air families.


Friday, March 22

Don’t Hate the Porsche Cayenne Coupe Just Yet
Don’t Hate the Porsche Cayenne Coupe Just Yet

Porsche just revealed the Cayenne Coupe and joins the latest design craze of steep-roofed sporty SUVs.

Apple’s New TV Streaming Service: Here’s What We Know
Apple’s New TV Streaming Service: Here’s What We Know

Apple is expected to announce its new video service on Monday, March 25.

There’s a New Breitling Superocean Dive Watch for Everyone
There’s a New Breitling Superocean Dive Watch for Everyone

The newest additions to Breitling's dive watch line offer a serious timepiece in sizes and colors that'll suit any wrist size.

This Pristine 1984 BMW Would Make a Great First Car
This Pristine 1984 BMW Would Make a Great First Car

There aren't many cars better at teaching the fundamentals of driving than an old BMW like this 318i.

Can’t Wait for Game of Thrones to Come Back? Adidas Just Launched an Ultraboost for Every Major House
Can’t Wait for Game of Thrones to Come Back? Adidas Just Launched an Ultraboost for Every Major House

The Game of Thrones Ultraboost collection is sure to sell out.

Sinn’s Tough New Watches Celebrate Extreme Durability
Sinn’s Tough New Watches Celebrate Extreme Durability

The 206 Arktis II and 206 St Ar recreate the original watches that first introduced some of Sinn's legendary durability features.

This Low Profile Boot Is Perfect for Everyday Wear
This Low Profile Boot Is Perfect for Everyday Wear

Save $60 when you pre-order today.

Patagonia’s First Ever Collaboration Product Is for Fishermen
Patagonia’s First Ever Collaboration Product Is for Fishermen

Patagonia worked with Oregon-based Danner to create its first ever collaboration products: two pairs of wading boots for fishermen.

Porsche Design’s Newest Watch is Perfect for the Modern Traveller
Porsche Design’s Newest Watch is Perfect for the Modern Traveller

The 1919 Globetimer UTC, available in titanium or solid gold, makes changing time zones a breeze with an easy-to-use push-button system.

Every Creative Will Want Moleskine’s New Tech-Laden Notebook
Every Creative Will Want Moleskine’s New Tech-Laden Notebook

A new notebook that pulls your illustrations and sketches directly into the Adobe Creative Cloud. Not bad.

Grand Seiko Celebrates its Unique Spring Drive Movement with Four New Watches
Grand Seiko Celebrates its Unique Spring Drive Movement with Four New Watches

Grand Seiko introduces two new Spring Drive movements and several stunning dress watches with finishing you won't believe.

TAG Heuer’s Autavia Takes On a Brand New Form
TAG Heuer’s Autavia Takes On a Brand New Form

TAG Heuer introduces a three-hand version of its well-known 1960s watch featuring modern, high-tech materials.

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